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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 14 November 2004
Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

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Amy Harkin
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Rebecca Kerns
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Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
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Andy Goodman
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Dan London
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Lindsay Benson
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Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!

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Brian Dennehey's character's name is Andy Goodman in the movie. Brian Dennehey is a frequent participant/actor/playwright every year at the Goodman theatre in downtown Chicago. See more »

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When Oceanic 762 makes an emergency landing at O'Hare, all preparations are made for a crash landing however on descent, we see that the passengers are still sitting upright in their seats, not in a crash position. See more »

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Secretary of Energy Shirley Abbott: I can see it now - "During the great American Blackout, Secretary of Energy Abbott sat in her office and watched the lights go out."
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not much in spectacle or story, but OK
10 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Average film. Very routine formula film about a disaster.

There a few things going for it, and a few things against it.

Against it are the settings. Too many city shots, with buildings, motor vehicles, people in suits and ties, all that which makes for dull spectacle. There are some very trite situations, the young lady not taken seriously by a trite bespectacled wimp, the fascination with computers, the power plays that bore most people, the predictable outcome of the storm chasing moron.

For it, while the characters at first begin to sink into stereotypes, each one is brought out with at least one saving grace. Not sure if this saves the film, but it does show some semblance of style and intent to keep it from being too silly. We aren't left with too many predictable and trite results, and it still has entertainment value.


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